EAGAN, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota Vikings are celebrating the groundbreaking of the team’s future headquarters and practice facility in Eagan, Minn. on Tuesday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Minnesota for the ceremony, along with Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf and Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire.
The headquarters will be called the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and the practice field will be TCO Stadium. This will be part of a 20-year partnership between Vikings and TCO. At the headquarters, TCO will have a 88,000 square-foot, full-service orthopedics center.
Last week, the Vikings announced Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction as the builders of the new complex, located off Interstate 494 at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway.
The Eagan facility will include outdoor and indoor practice fields, a 6,000-seat stadium, team meeting rooms and auditorium, a broadcast studio and media center, and administrative offices for staff. The facility is the first phase in an overall 200-acre development that will include residential and retail spaces, anchored by the Vikings headquarters.
“This project will not only provide a first-class training facility for our players and business environment for our staff, but it will also allow us to transform this site into an international destination and a regional community asset,” said Vikings owner and president Mark Wilf.
The Vikings will keep training camp in Mankato, Minn. through at least 2018. Both the headquarters and the practice field are expected to open in March 2018.